Having just celebrated its 25-year anniversary, Derby Grammar School is using their Open Day to celebrate with ‘A Co-curricular Extravaganza’. This comes after a year of changes in 2021, including appointing a new Head to join the School in September.

Mr Paul Logan, joins the School with an impressive history of roles at both Uppingham School and Wisbech Grammar. Mr Logan explains, “I feel privileged to be taking on this role at Derby Grammar School. I am committed to building on the great developments led by Dr Norris, and the strong academic achievement the School stands for.

“The challenge of piloting the School through the changing times ahead is exciting, and I cannot wait to become part of this unique community. I feel the School is in a very strong position, with a talented and committed staff and Governing Board who will build on the already excellent education and pastoral care offered.”

To celebrate the School is excited to be opening its doors to welcome visitors for ‘A Co-curricular Extravaganza’. During the visit families will be able to tour its beautiful 12 acre site, situated in Littleover.

Commenting on the event, new Head Mr Logan explained, “I’m looking forward to another opportunity to meet prospective families face-to-face and show the School’s three principles of Excellence, Encouragement, Enrichment.

“The small size of Derby Grammar enables staff to get to know each pupil as an individual and support them throughout their time with the School, wherever their talents lie. This process starts from when families first visit the School.”

Mr Logan continues, “The school offers individual support so each pupil develops academically and as a person, including subject and careers guidance, as well as support in university application, including Oxbridge.”

The School’s small size and individual approach means it is celebrating fantastic academic results:

  • ​39% of A Level grades are A* and A
  • ​76% of all GCSE grades are 9, 8 or 7

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Derby Grammar School Paul Logan

Mr Paul Logan, Head of Derby Grammar School from September